Royal City Beats March 4-10

Thursday, March 4, 2010

  • Po' girl conspirators Trish Klein,  Allison Russell and Diona Davies are in Guelph Tuesday as part of the group's No Shame tour.

    Po' girl conspirators Trish Klein, Allison Russell and Diona Davies are in Guelph Tuesday as part of the group's No Shame tour.

Written by Adam Donaldson

With spring seemingly ready to be sprung, we get a jammed pack week of music in this edition of the RCB, and it’s mostly local focused to boot.


Thursday March 4th

Burn Planetarium with Tyson & The Trepids and DJ Ben Ong

9:30 p.m. Bookshelf ebar, 41 Quebec St.

A celebration of local art marks this night at the ebar. Guelph’s own Burn Planetarium with perform with back-up from Waterloo’s Tyson & The Trepids. Ben Ong from Bocce will spin the tunes in between. The artist being honoured is Dave Willekes, creator of the multimedia opera Le Cyc, who will be presenting his work.

Adverteyes with Bleet

11 p.m. Jimmy Jazz, 52 Macdonell St.

Never heard of Adverteyes? Well, now you have. Check this great Royal City band tonight at Jimmy Jazz along with opening act Bleet, who’ll stick around in town for a Friday night show (see below).


Friday March 5th

Daniel Roth

8 p.m. Cornerstone, 1 Wyndham St.

Daniel Roth brings his Stubborn Bush tour through Guelph twice in the same week. First he plays University of Guelph coffee house The Bullring, and Friday night he play for the downtown crowd.

The Yage Letters, Miramichi, Bleet, M. Mucci

8 p.m. Ed Video Media Arts Gallery, 40 Baker St. 2nd floor

Ed Video hosts a more mellow minded music set with four instrumental artists. Bleet follows up their Thursday night performance at ebar, joined by Guelph bands The Yage Letters and M. Mucci. Miramichi from Hamilton completes the set.

Run With The Kittens

11 p.m. Jimmy Jazz, 52 Macdonell St.

You heard it hear first: Run with the Kittens play a monthly show at The Jazz (they’ve been at it for almost a year now). Spread the word, because they’re awesome.


Saturday March 6th

Abandon All Ships, Set Anchors, More of Less, Die Atlantic, Sick Transit Gloria, Auras

6 p.m. Vinyl, 52 Macdonell St.

It’s nautically-themed hardcore! Toronto’s Abandon All Ships leads a night that includes a K-W musical assault with Set Anchors, Die Atlantic and Sick Transit Gloria providing back up. More or Less and Auras are also on the ticket.

Don’t Mind Dyin’ and Time The Destroyer

11 p.m. Jimmy Jazz, 52 Macdonell St.

The sound of this Saturday is metal, Guelph-style, as provided by the Jazz. Don’t Mind Dyin’ are playing their last show ever and there to give them a good send off are fellow hard rocking Guelphites Time the Destroyer.


Sunday March 7th

This is a Standoff, The Decay, Thieves, Greyawake and District 5

6 p.m. Vinyl, 52 Macdonell St.

Are you adequately prepared to rock? Vinyl, too, goes hardcore this Sunday. Check out punk rock veterans This is Standoff  before they jet off to Europe to begin their world tour. Guelph’s The Decay and Mississauga’s District 5 will also be front and centre along with Greyawake.


Tuesday March 9th

Po' Girl with JT Nero and Noise and the Ghost

7:30 p.m. Dublin Street United Church, 68 Suffolk St. W.

With fans across four continents, it’s a treat to welcome Vancouver-born Po’ Girl back to Guelph, who visits Dublin United as part of their No Shame tour. Joining them for this portion of the tour is Chicago’s JT Nero, whose Motown soul should compliment the evening nicely. Guelph-based pop/rock/folk quartet Noise and the Ghost will also be on hand.


Wednesday March 10th

Sunparlour Players with Ghostkeeper

10 p.m. Albion Hotel, 49 Norfolk St.

Indie rock fun will help you over the hump day. The homegrown Sunparlour Players welcome Calgary’s Ghostkeeper to the Royal City. Ghostkeeper is currently on a tour through Central Canada (meaning Ontario and Quebec) and they’ll next pass this way in a few weeks at the Boathouse in Kitchener.

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